Assistant Director & Career Coach
About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878,
Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in
Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack
mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and
Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education
prepares students for professional life from their very first
Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across
all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them
in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in
practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience
firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community
and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust
students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and
empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and
integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry
professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant,
career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning
opportunities. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as
well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate
Our accolades include:
- Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 selects Champlain as one of the
"best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada
and Great Britain
- Champlain is featured in The Princeton Review's 2021 "The Best
386 Colleges," including among its "Best Northeastern
- For the sixth year in a row, Champlain is named a "Most
Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's
"America's Best Colleges" and is recognized as a "Best Value
- Champlain College is recognized as a 2021 College of
As the Career Collaborative Assistant Director & Career Coach
your work will directly impact the career trajectory of Champlain
undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. You will support
students as they move in the direction of their aspirations and
become practitioners, advocates and educators.
- Provide comprehensive career development and management to
students and alumni
- Advise on career collaterals (resumes, cover letters, career
marketing plans, social media profiles)
- Teach students how to perform effective job searching and
- Administer career-related assessment instruments to ascertain
interests, motivators, and skills for career success and
- Conduct mock interviews
- Customize marketing strategies
- Devise plans and execute on marketing and promoting Champlain
students and career programs/events in local, regional national,
and international markets.
- Leverage existing career management platforms, social media,
and new technologies.
- Maintain an efficient and accurate record-keeping system of
employer relations efforts.
- Actively collaborate with internal partners to cultivate new
and existing relationships.
- Solicit, compile, and share data concerning career outcomes for
every graduating class in each program that comply with national
and international standards of career outcome reporting.
- In collaboration with the Asst. Vice President, assist in
drafting annual reports, employment reports, alumni surveys, and
other career-related information used for College reporting,
benchmarking, and career success reporting based on protocols
outlined by national and international standards
- Support the programs and activities in the Career
- Serve as an information resource for prospective students,
parents, employers and community partners, and Champlain faculty
- Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of work experience
is required. Master's degree in a relevant field is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience working in career coaching.
- Proven skills in external outreach to employers, business
partners, and community members.
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with diverse
- Experience with career-related software systems (Handshake,
Blackbaud, CareerShift, Canvas, and others) preferred.
The successful completion of a criminal background check is
required as a condition of employment.
Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race,
creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion,
age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military
service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on
the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not
discriminate in the administration of its education and admission
policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or
co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain
College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified
students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees.
Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions
concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain
College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for
employment at Champlain College.
Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and
diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection
of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to
be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we
live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as
Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of
interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired
The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life
experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can
contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of
Champlain College. Please include information about how you would
contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your
letter of interest/cover letter.
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